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About Us Established in 1998, ABC Awards (ABC) is the result of combining more than 180 years of regional examination and assessment practices into one national Awarding Organisation. As a registered charity we are continuing the tradition of our founding organisations who were established by the sector to deliver useful and practical qualifications whilst offering exceptional support and ABC is proud to still be “owned” by the sector and working for the sector. ABC offers an outstanding range of vocational qualifications which reflect the skills that employers and centres look for in learners and employees. At ABC, we recognise the importance of continuing to offer not only a wide range and breadth of qualifications, but just as significantly, excellent customer support. An Experienced and Knowledgeable Team Our friendly and responsive approach to customers means all our centres have access to a dedicated Qualification Administrator as well as unlimited access to a Business Development Manager who can answer any queries or concerns you might have. Our Moderators are all subject specialists and are chosen by us for their experience, knowledge and ability to support centres to deliver ABC’s qualifications successfully. A Wide Range of Qualifications Our portfolio of more than 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications covers 14 sectors with qualifications to suit all ages and abilities. We have designed all ABC qualifications with the support of relevant stakeholders to make sure that they meet the needs of the current industries across the UK. This means that the qualifications are designed to give learners the skills needed to find employment, progress within education or enhance their skills in their current job role. We have more than 1200 centres with many tens of thousands of certificates being issued each year. Recognised and valuable qualifications ABC Awards is a national Awarding Organisation providing qualifications regulated by Ofqual.

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Motor Vehicle Facts ABC Awards oers a range of Motor Vehicle qualifications for learners who are interested in working in the manufacturing and engineering industry. An interest in machinery and electronics will lead to skills in the Motor Vehicle industry. Without vehicle maintenance and repair, the economy would grind to a halt. Many people are dependent on their vehicles to get to work and businesses need reliable and well maintained vehicles to transport goods to and from customers.

an introduction to vehicle body repair, braking systems, ignition systems, roadside assistance as well as vehicle fitting and repair principles.

There are loads of great career opportunities available in the retail motor industry, not to mention Technicians in maintenance and repair excellent career prospects. A career in are the life blood of the industry and the retail motor industry is as exciting more are needed to replace those who and as interesting as you choose to leave or retire. Learners studying ABC make it. qualifications which cover Awards, This sector also requires learners to Certificates and Diplomas at Levels demonstrate the ability to work on 1 and 2 will learn how to diagnose, detailed jobs to strict deadlines, have test and repair a range of vehicles good communication skills and have including cars, light vehicles and the ability to work as part of a team. motorcycles. Our qualifications also include electronics and electrical principles,


: The Institute of the Motor Industry

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The Automotive Retail Industry provides employment for over half a million employees and is a major contributor to the economy in England, generating ÂŁ129 billion of total turnover in England in 2008*

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Level 1 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies This flexible framework can be tailored into specialised learning packages, providing the introductory knowledge and skills relevant to various areas of motor vehicle repair and related fields.

The overall aim is to provide both experience and knowledge on which to base future career and progression decisions, and to enhance employment prospects. Units can be tailored into specialised learning packages in areas of interest that deliver an introduction to the motor vehicle industry, whilst providing an overview of potential occupations and job roles within. They provide both experience and knowledge on which to base future career and associated progression decisions, and to enhance employment prospects.

“The course is proving to be very suitable for the students and the support and backup from ABC is very good and any issues are quickly responded to”

The framework offers a user-friendly method of continuous assessment and knowledge tests that encourage and enable those learners, previously unfamiliar with this area and level of training, to achieve a level of competence suitable for progression to further courses and into employment. For those candidates wishing to gain accreditation alongside other routes of study, it can be used as a fast track programme. It is also an ideal scheme for employers wishing to offer training for the purposes of specialist skills development. Foundation Learning ABC Supports the aims of Foundation Learning in providing clear progression routes and flexible learning programmes for learners over the age of 14 working below Level 2. Our Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies and Level 1 Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies are included in the Foundation Learning Catalogue for funding purposes.

These qualifications are suitable for • The mature learner who is seeking re-entry into the employment market, but who has insufficient qualifications and/or experience to compete for work • 16–19 year olds in post-school education or training, particularly those with limited previous achievement, who wish to pursue a vocational course as a foundation to employment • School/FE link (14-16 year olds) learners who are looking for an introductory programme of a vocational type for progression into further education and/or employment • Those in employment in the motor vehicle service and repair industry who need to acquire appropriate job-related qualifications • Learners taking the Engineering Diploma who wish to take Specialist Learning in Motor Vehicle studies

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Level 2 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies The flexible structure and nature of these qualifications provides the ideal route for learners to progress from the ABC Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies on to higher level of study and skills acquisition, such as automotive apprenticeships.

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Learners will develop knowledge and skills aligned to specific areas of the automotive industry through practical experience. These Level 2 qualifications have six pathways ;

Enabling learners to acquire the depth of skills and underpinning knowledge to support progress into further education/ training or employment within the automotive industry, these qualifications support transfer across specialist sectors within the automotive industry.


Body Repair

SMART Repair

Auto Electrical

Specialist Tyre Fitting

Level 2 Diploma in Motor Cycle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 Diploma in Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Principles

Our Diplomas are designed for those learners who are;

school and college leavers who wish to join the automotive industry

Motor Vehicle Mechanic / Technician Body Repairer / Refinisher / Builder Vehicle Sales Executive Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Operative Auto Electrician


individuals (who are not employed in the industry) who want the opportunity to develop occupational knowledge and carry out practical tasks

These qualifications form the knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair framework.


employees of the industry who are seeking to enhance and / or demonstrate their understandng of their work role

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles

Motor Vehicle Technicians work in a broad variety of automotive environments, from small local garages through to large national and international dealerships. More technicians are needed to replace those who leave or retire and to upskill the existing workforce. At level 2, Motor Vehicle technicians will develop skills in good housekeeping in the automotive environment and carry out routine light vehicle maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.

Vehicle Fitters provide a fast and eďŹƒcient service to customers covering motorcycles, light and heavy vehicles. More technicians are needed to replace those who leave or retire and to upskill the existing workforce. At level 2, Motor Vehicle Fitters will develop skills in good housekeeping in the automotive environment and repair and replace batteries, exhausts, suspension, clutches, wheels and tyres. This qualification forms the knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Fitting.

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Apprenticeships Apprenticeships available in the motor vehicle industry provide flexible access to high quality skills programmes which act as a real alternative for those who prefer this style of learning and achievement, helping to attract new people and tap into the talents of under-represented groups. Our Level 2 Diplomas contribute towards two apprenticeships in the sector. Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair England and (Wales) non statutory

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Fitting England and (Wales) non statutory

Knowledge Qualification

Knowledge Qualification

Pathway 1 – Light Vehicle: ABC Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (600/2143/3)

Pathway 1 – Fast Fit: ABC Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles (600/2030/1)

Pathway 3 – Motorcycle: ABC Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (600/1965/7) Pathway 4 – Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical: ABC Level 2 Diploma in Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Principles (600/2115/9)

“The qualifications are extremely logical to follow and implement. Also the ABC support is excellent”

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SMART Repair

maintenance & repair

motor cycle

vehicle technician

motor vehicle engineering fitting

fast fitter vehicle sales

car repair

vehicle maintenance

storage mock shop


fast repair

roadside assistance

paint spraying

engine diagnostics

car engineering

tyre fitter tyres

auto electrical car diagnostics


vehicle body repair suspension

ABC has no hidden fees or charges so the prices you see on our web site are the prices you actually pay. Our costs are inclusive of registration, certification and moderation fees. To assist with cost savings, ABC has frozen all charges for the year 2011-12.

Funding ABC Awards has endeavoured to provide signposting to funding eligibility but centres are advised that these are guides only and clarification from funding providers should be sought.

Resources Additional guidance and resources to support our qualifications is freely available to approved ABC centres.

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Published September 2011


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